Mildred Langston received the Valiant Woman Award at the CWU gathering on June 6, 2014.

Inspired by her family who did community service work in North Carolina and New Mexico; Mildred had her own aspirations for her future.  Upon graduating from Artesia High School, she went to Texas for college, first to SMU and then to UT in Austin, Texas, where she graduated in 1963 with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and a minor in Government.  Six years later while working in Dallas, she finished a Master’s Degree in Education Counseling and Psychology at North Texas University.   Mildred married her husband, Charles, in 1983, and subsequently obtained a Doctorate in Education from the University of New Mexico (UNM) in 1994 in Adult Training Design and Evaluation.

Mildred has held several positions over the years, including Program Director of the campus YM-YWCA at Southern Methodist University (SMU), (2) Initiator, designer and instructor of “Work-Seeking Women” and Career Change workshops throughout the 1970s, which she taught first at the YWCA and later at three community colleges in Dallas, Texas, continuing through 1983. (3) Continuing Education Instructor for UNM and Santa Fe Community college. (4) Principal of her own “Training Custom Design” business.  For the past 20 years, she has taught writing, reading and English as a Second Language courses in the Adult Education Department at Central New Mexico Community College.

Along with her current position as Unit Coordinator of the Albuquerque/Rio Rancho Church Women United, Mildred feels that her most significant volunteer work has been serving in leadership for the Albuquerque Chapter of the American Society of Training and Development, the local unit of the Network of Spiritual Progressives and with the youth of her church, Christ UMC.

Other community activities include Volunteer work for political campaigns, Wings of Life Organization, teaching Sunday school, and working with the food pantry project at her church, which she was instrumental in starting.  She has also been on mission trips to Honduras, Central America and Kona Hawaii.  Thank you Mildred for your faithful service in all these many ways.

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